Disney has now officially announced a release date for Maleficent and proved the long rumor, starring Angelina Jolie in the title role as Disney’s ultimate villain. The opening date is March 14th, 2014. This new live-action film will go into Maleficent’s life deeper than any other film has, and will explore what led her to curse Princess Aurora in Disney’s animated classic Sleeping Beauty.
While no official synopsis details have been released except for the one above, we know that the film will follow the same timeline of Sleeping Beauty, but tell the story from Maleficent’s point of view.
Disney may be taking a page from Wicked’s(the popular musical of Broadway around the story of The Wizard of Oz) book just as they did when they created the new movie Oz the Great and Powerful and tell the story from the villain’s point of view.